Matalin: Engage, fight and do it now

August 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — Conservative political consultant Mary Matalin and her husband, liberal consultant James Carville, are as opposite as possible on the political spectrum, but they do agree on this: they love Wyoming. Matalin told a packed house at the Sheridan County Republican Party’s Reagan Day Dinner Saturday that Wyoming has become a favorite place for the Read More

BOA approves two variances, hears update on B&B

August 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Board of Adjustments for the city of Sheridan approved two variance requests focused on aligning houses with surrounding structures at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The first variance request was for a property at the corner of 16th and Demple streets. The property owners requested to tear down their current house and build Read More

Woman spits at police officer during arrest

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman was arraigned in Circuit Court Thursday for spitting on a police officer and other charges stemming from her interfering with police who were trying to break up a fight between two men. Amy M. Bales, 42, of Sheridan, pled guilty to three charges stemming from the incident Thursday. Judge Shelley Read More

2 SHS students tour Europe

Sheridan High School student Brittney Buckler stands in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Buckler traveled to Europe this past June as part of the Wyoming Ambassadors of Music program. SHS student Jacob Belus was also a member of the trip, but no photo was available by press time.  

BH students trek to Europe

Five Big Horn High School students were part of the 2013 Wyoming Ambassadors band and choir group this past June. The group consisted of approximately 230 other Wyoming students that toured seven countries in Western Europe including the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Italy and Germany. Pictured in front of Buckingham Palace, from left, Read More

Alex Banks finds his voice at age 70

SHERIDAN — At age 70, Alex Banks hobbled on crutches into singing class weeks after the class started having had hip replacement surgery. “I went with my friend Jack Vernon to take singing lessons at Sheridan College,” Banks said. “I don’t know what possessed him to go but I went along to give him a Read More

Fair Board discusses water system upgrades

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair Association has teamed up with the Board of County Commissioners to solve two of the most common complaints about the fairgrounds: mud and dust. While the Fair Association did not have enough board members present to make quorum at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, County Commissioner Mike Nickel was Read More

YMCA kicks off round of LIVESTRONG group

SHERIDAN — The YMCA will begin a new LIVESTRONG cancer survivors group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Sept. 10 to Nov. 28. The free program is open to all cancer survivors in the community, whether newly diagnosed or a survivor of many years. The LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA stresses individuality. Read More

‘Cal Capone’ performances set for Aug. 22-24

SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Senior Center Players and the WYO Theater will present “The Creepy Corpse of Cal Capone” by D.M. Larson later this month. The play is a melodramatic romp set in a secret anti-prohibition nightclub during the Prohibition Era. Erin Butler directs the Senior Center Players. Performances are Aug. 22-24 at 1:30 p.m. Read More

Crime of the week: Aug. 9

SHERIDAN — Sometime during the evening of Aug. 6, 2013, an unknown individual(s) dumped a white kitchen stove and large plaid chair in the road approximately 1 mile west of Sheridan on Soldier Creek Road. If you have any information concerning the people responsible for this crime or other crimes, please call the anonymous Crime Read More

Sen. Enzi to hold listening session in Buffalo Aug. 16

SHERIDAN — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., will be making stops around Wyoming this month to hold listening sessions. He will be holding a listening session in Buffalo on Aug. 16 from 10-11 a.m. at the Johnson County Library, 171 N. Adams Ave. Enzi is using the August congressional work period to hold these sessions Read More

Area farmers markets healthy alternative for groceries

SHERIDAN — Today is the final day of National Farmers Market Week, an event locally sponsored and organized by the Downtown Sheridan Association. The event is meant to spotlight the economic importance of farmers markets to local agricultural producers and communities. The DSA celebrated with a variety of events at the Sheridan Farmers Market Thursday, Read More

Get a ‘Taste of Sheridan’ this Sunday

SHERIDAN — Main Street and Coffeen Avenue may seem quieter than usual Sunday afternoon, as Taste of Sheridan is expected to draw a sizable crowd to Thorne-Rider Park. Dubbed Wyoming’s biggest family picnic, the event kicks off Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Nancy Silla, chairperson and organizer, said last year’s event drew a crowd of Read More

Special elections to cost $41,500 apiece

August 8, 2013

SHERIDAN — Election judges, ballots, building rental and all those pens to fill in the bubbles on the ballots add up when elections are held in Sheridan County. With two special elections approaching — the $15.85 million Sheridan College bond issue Aug. 20 and the $40 million specific purpose Capital Facilities Tax Nov. 5 — Read More

SC students earn national rankings at SkillsUSA

SHERIDAN — Several Sheridan College technical education students recently received national rankings at the SkillsUSA Championship in Kansas City, Mo. Grant Belton, a first year student, placed 10th in precision machining, cabinet maker Dakota Hennigh placed 12th in carpentry, Preston Walters took 20th and Scott Avey finished 25th in technical drafting. “We have much to Read More

Family hike in Rock Creek area

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wilderness Association will lead a family hike in the Rock Creek recommended wilderness area of the Bighorn National Forest on Aug. 17. This hike is rated easy and is a total distance of two to three miles round trip over unsteady earth. The hike will be over rolling hills along the base Read More

UMMG hosting motorcycle ride Sun.

SHERIDAN — On Sunday, the United Methodist Motorcycle Gang will host a ride starting at 11:30 a.m., after the 9:45 a.m. worship service. The exact destination is to be determined, but the ride will stop for lunch and return to Sheridan early in the evening. All motorcycle riders are welcome — you don’t need to Read More

‘Stack the Packs’ silent auction set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — M.O.R.E Ministries, First Church of the Nazarene’s Native American ministry, will have their second annual “Stack the Packs” silent auction Saturday. Stack the Packs is a back to school program partnering with families, churches and schools on Native American Indian reservations in Wyoming and Montana. M.O.R.E. has ordered supplies for students on the Read More

Private deterrent to drug problem

SHERIDAN — There’s a new pack of dogs in town itching to get in the game of local drug prevention. Dale Holder and his son, Sean, have set up shop in Big Horn and brought with them a pack of trained drug detection dogs to work under the LLC of Black Tooth K-9 Solutions. The Read More

Timeframe for Capital Facilities Tax likely to increase

August 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s commissioners approved a joint resolution Tuesday to approve a proposition to continue the Capital Facilities Tax when the current initiative expires. The last renewal of the tax was in 2009, when voters agreed to put away 1 percent of every purchase for county infrastructure improvements. Instead of having a definitive stop date, Read More

County to allow truck rental business on Fort Rd.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s County Commissioners have overturned a decision by the county’s public works office to enable J2 Inc. to operate a U-Haul truck rental business along Fort Road in the Downer Addition. The board held a zoning appeal hearing during their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, where they unanimously agreed the truck rental business could Read More

AARP driver safety class Aug. 13-14

SHERIDAN — An AARP two-day driver safety class will be offered Aug. 13-14 from 1-4 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. This is a classroom refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older to help them retain their driving competencies by understanding the effects of aging and how to compensate Read More

‘Art and Polo Day’ Aug. 18 in Big Horn

SHERIDAN —Sheridan Artist’s Guild, Et al, and the Big Horn Equestrian Center are holding an “Art and Polo Day” Aug 18 at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. Polo matches will be played at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. After the games, a party will start at the clubhouse at 5 p.m. Artists will have booths Read More

Contests set for farmers market

SHERIDAN — In celebration of National Farmers Market Week, the Sheridan Farmers Market this week will host several contests: homemade pies, watermelon eating and rooster crowing. There will also be music from the “Shot in the Foot” band, great food and children’s activities. The market is Thursday from 5-7 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza.

Fire at the Holiday Inn parking lot

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a reported equipment fire at the parking lot of the Holiday Inn at approximately 7:45 a.m. this morning. Crews arrived to find equipment used to seal asphalt driveways heavily involved in fire. A kettle used to heat the sealing material and a sweeper were destroyed in the fire. A pickup Read More